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The Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization
Thomas Hoving's personal choice of the
Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization
 
 
 
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The Twentieth Century
 
Artist    

Title of Work
    Date    Medium
Pablo PicassoBuy Les Demoiselles d'Avignon at AllPostersLes Demoiselles d'Avignon
Museum of Modern Art, New York



1907painting
George BellowsNorth River
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia



1908painting
Paul KleeThe Twittering Machine
Museum of Modern Art, New York



1922painting
Constantin BrancusiBird in Space
Museum of Modern Art, New York



1928sculpture
Edward HopperEarly Sunday Morning
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



1930painting
Salvador DaliThe Persistence of Memory
Museum of Modern Art, New York



1931painting
BalthusThe Street
Museum of Modern Art, New York



1933painting
Jackson PollockBlue Poles
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra



1952painting
Henri MatisseThe Swimming Pool
Museum of Modern Art, New York



1952mural
Robert RauschenbergBed
Museum of Modern Art, New York



1955painting
Jay DeFeoThe Rose
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



1958-66painting



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